Thursday, November 27, 2008

A little happy dancing on Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving. May you all have something to be thankful for.

It will be quiet at our place. We had a family get-together two weeks ago, so it's just the two of us. We'll laze most of the day away, before going out to eat. And we'll listen to Alice's Restaurant, our own family tradition. Last year we had a most untraditional Thanksgiving dinner, since we were in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and that's not one of their big holidays. We found a Mediterranean restaurant near out hotel and enjoyed some yummy seafood.

My day started with a nice surprise -- the Laurel Wreath Contest announced its winners. I'd written that one off, because they'd said they'd have the winners in mid-October. I'd entered both my print books, Finding Sarah and What's in a Name?. Today's email said :

1st place – The Suicide Club - Gayle Wilson - Mira
2nd place – What's in a Name? - Terry Odell - Cerridwen
3rd place – Finding Sarah – Terry Odell - Cerridwen

I checked all the categories -- mine were the only small press books to win anything, so I'm very proud to be up there with the big names -- again.

And, if you're bored, hubby sent this link. For more of a challenge, slide the 'sherry' bar before you start.

Today's Gratitude List:
1. Family and friends
2. Arlo Guthrie for Alice's Restaurant
3. Catherine for encouraging me to enter the Laurel Wreath


Chudney Defreitas-Thomas said...

Congratulations Terry! Have a Happy Turkey day!

Ray said...

Congratulations Terry,

Both of your books deserve to be at the top of any list they are on. I loved both.

I am a Guthrie fan. I love that song.

The only thing is that every time I hear the word Alice I think of the Song White Rabbit and can't get "Go ask Alice out of my head for weeks."


Terry Odell said...

Chudney -- You, too!

Ray -- thanks for ALL your comments.I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Nan J said...

hi Terry
Congratulations on being at the top of the list TWICE!

Wanted to mention I like on your website the "behind the scenes" page. :)

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Nan! And glad you like the 'behind the scenes' pages on my website. There are so many story triggers. It's fun to share.